Colin is a senior insurance litigation expert with over 30 years’ experience in a range of insurance work. As an insurance litigator specialising in professional indemnity, product and public liability, Colin has a successful record of acting on behalf of insurers in Australia and the United Kingdom.
His work focuses on defending claims made against a wide range of professional service providers across various industries such as accounting, real estate, finance, insurance broking, management, construction, engineering, medicine and allied health.
In the area of product and public liability, Colin’s work has included advising on policy terms and conditions, indemnity and exclusions, and advising and defending fraudulent claims involving arson or staged events. He also advises on WorkSafe and Occupational Health and Safety Act prosecutions involving fatalities, bushfires and general property fire claims, as well as aviation claims. Colin has also defended public liability claims made against occupiers such as hotels, caravan parks sporting facilities, public events, gyms and supermarkets.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, Colin has been involved in claims addressing whether a Covid-19 policy exclusion applies to liability and professional services coverage under broad form wording. He has also advised and assisted cover holders and brokers with policy wording in relation to Covid-19 marshals and antigen testing clinic set ups.
Colin makes it his business to listen to his clients, and then collaborates with them to achieve strategic and commercial objectives. Achieving the result is of paramount importance and so he takes active responsibility for, and closely monitors, all matters entrusted to him.
Colin joined Keypoint in 2023 and is based in Melbourne.
As a client I have found Colin's service to be second to none. He has tremendous commercial nous which he combines with a wealth of experience and legal knowledge. Colin takes great pride in his work and the results that he obtains for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Colin and have thoroughly enjoyed working with him over the years.Head of Technical Claims and International Programs APAC, Zurich
- Insurance Law
- Product Liability
- Public Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Civil Litigation
- Personal Injury
- General and Statutory Liability
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Melbourne;
- Member of the Law Institute of Victoria – Litigation Lawyers & Administrative Law;
- IV Public Liability & Medical Negligence Committee Member;
- Australian Professional Indemnity Group Member; and
- Medico-Legal Society Member.
|2023||Keypoint Law | Consulting Principal|
|2004 – 2023||Holman Webb Lawyers | Partner|
|1993-2004||Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) | Senior Associate|